Crucible members have worked on the theoretical and methodological implications of researchers using diagrams to communicate with, and elicit contributions from, interviewees. The resulting paper (Crilly, Blackwell and Clarkson, 2006) was framed with respect to other visual methods such as 'participatory diagramming' and 'photo elicitation'. 'Graphic elicitation has since been applied in other disciplines by other researchers and has proved to be especially popular in the healthcare domain.
Crilly, N., Blackwell A. F., and Clarkson, P.J. (2006) 'Graphic elicitation: using research diagrams as interview stimuli' Qualitative Research, 6(3), 341-366.